Logistics Market Snapshot – July Edition

by Martijn Graat on July 18, 2014

GEORGIA125Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find a few encouraging statistics of this month’s edition below: [click to continue…]

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antThose of you that have been following LogisticsMatter.com and @LogisticsMatter for a longer time know that I absolutely love Infographics. I’ve been collecting them on Pinterest for quite some time. It’s a great way of getting information across in a very fun and informative way. I don’t have (or make) the time anymore to play around with Photoshop as much as I did, but I would love to create one myself some time. Still thinking about the right subject, and then… who knows :-) [click to continue…]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – June Edition

by Martijn Graat on June 23, 2014

GEORGIA125Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find a few encouraging statistics of this month’s edition below: [click to continue…]

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Citroën_HY_van150Uber has recently been valued at $17 billion. Not bad for an app that basically does nothing more than be a marketplace for taxi rides. Here in Europe Uber has been all over the news as cities like Brussels and Berlin have blocked acces to their taxi marketplaces. In some cities there was talk of a taxi war. I have not yet tried booking a ride through Uber, have you?

Uber have recently decided to move into Logistics by starting up a new service called UberRUSH in Manhattan. As you can read in this article on the Washington Post website:

“The new service signals the company’s expansion beyond local transportation and into the much larger world of urban logistics. And it’s a savvy play for several reasons: The same back-end technology that Uber has built to track drivers and connect them to riders can easily be used to order and follow deliveries.”

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Logistics Market Snapshot – May Edition

by Martijn Graat on May 19, 2014

GEORGIA125Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find a few encouraging statistics of this month’s edition below: [click to continue…]

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5 Amazing Alternative Uses for Shipping Containers

by Martijn Graat on May 19, 2014

containersIn October of last year I wrote about a bus station made of shipping containers in the Dutch City of Barneveld. Since then I’ve come across a lot of different buildings and structures made out of shipping containers and some of these are absolutely amazing. I decided to combine some of my favorites in a post (not counting the bus station). [click to continue…]

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rackingI read a lot. I love reading. I go through lots of reports, research and background pieces on Supply Chain and Logistics I come across online, usually on my tablet. If it’s a hefty pdf I may put it on my Kindle, where I also keep my detective, thriller and historic novels, as that makes for ‘quieter’ reading. When it comes to Supply Chain and Logistics, and Jazz as well, I like to go old school and read an actual book, especially when it is the kind that can serve as a reference guide. [click to continue…]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – April Edition

by Martijn Graat on April 22, 2014

GEORGIA125Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find a few encouraging statistics of this month’s edition below: [click to continue…]

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What do Lego, IKEA, and Virgin Galactic have in common?

by Martijn Graat on April 22, 2014

SCL14_150sq_bannerWell, Lego and IKEA are both champions of modular design. Where Lego is all about letting you design your own things, IKEA is very much focused on minimizing logistics and supply chain cost related to their furniture by design. Ever noticed how most parts within an IKEA package fit together like pieces of Lego? Virgin Galactic’s will also be looking closely into how to get the payload that is required on board of one of their galactic flights into the minimum amount of space, fitting as much as possible together like Lego or IKEA packages. [click to continue…]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – March Edition

by Martijn Graat on March 17, 2014

GEORGIA125Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes.

To everybody visiting the Georgia Logistics Summit the next two days: enjoy! I’m sorry I can’t be there.

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